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Cuba Still Detaining Civil Rights Activists Praised By Obama Administration

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 03.21.2016 | World

HAVANA -- Shortly before President Barack Obama became the first U.S. head of state to set foot on Cuban soil in nearly nine decades, police here deta...

Cubans Hope Obama's Visit Means A Brighter Economic Future

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 03.21.2016 | World

HAVANA -- The everyday people in Cuba whose lives President Barack Obama aims to help improve with a historic visit to the island on Sunday anticipate...

Learn More About Cuba Before Your Trip

Rick Steves | Posted 02.19.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

My trip to Cuba was a fascinating and memorable way to kick off 2016. And sharing it with you (and reading so many insightful comments) has been a joy. I hope you enjoyed traveling with me during the last 30 or so posts.

A Wild New Year's Eve Party in the Havana Barrio

Rick Steves | Posted 02.18.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

A highlight of our Cuba trip was ad-libbing our New Year's Eve party. It worked out perfectly -- we made friends, got invited into a private apartment...

Warming Up for New Year's Eve in the Barrio

Rick Steves | Posted 02.17.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

We welcomed 2016 in Cuba, and spent New Year's Eve prowling the streets of Havana. There was fun in the barrio and festivity in the air. The sound of ...

Exploring Trinidad With Julio Muñoz

Rick Steves | Posted 02.16.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

In Trinidad, local guide Julio Muñoz is a huge personality. He has his fingers in many pots, everyone in town seems to know him, and he's written up in all the guidebooks. I'm sure he could be mayor if he wanted.

Colorful Trinidad

Rick Steves | Posted 02.15.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Our B&B, in the old center, was a big and breezy house with a huge living room, run by a delightful family.

A Rooftop Breakfast in Viñales

Rick Steves | Posted 02.15.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Waking up in the fresh and distant-feeling Viñales Valley, we climbed to our rooftop, where our hosts served up a fine breakfast as the roosters crow...

How Barack Obama Can End the Economic Sanctions Against Cuba

Salim Lamrani | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Salim Lamrani

With the authorization of conventional tourism to Cuba, the business community would certainly put pressure on members of Congress, whose political careers depend largely on the private funding they receive from companies, to permanently end the economic sanctions against Cuba.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Marco Rubio Vows To Unravel Obama's Cuba Deal | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will get no money for his Cuba policy, no ambassador will be confirmed and the embargo will never be lifted, Sen....

New Group Wants Obama To Change Cuba Policy, Now

Reuters | Posted 06.28.2014 | Latino Voices

(Adds reference to new reforms announced in Cuba on Monday, paragraph 11) By David Adams MIAMI, April 28 (Reuters) - A ...

Upgrading Travel to Cuba in the New Year

John McAuliff | Posted 03.04.2014 | Travel
John McAuliff

It is virtually impossible to stay in privately owned bed and breakfasts, rent cars or use public transportation, options available to everyone else in the world.

Cuba Policy: Obama Should Extend Right To Travel To All Americans

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

(Washington, DC, April 13, 2009) - President Barack Obama's executive order ending restrictions on Cuban-Americans' travel and remittances to Cuba is ...

Obama And Cuba: How Will US-Cuban Relations Change (LISTEN)

WorldFocus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Jan. 1 marked the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, when the nation's U.S.-backed government was overthrown and Fidel Castro took power. A few...

Raul Castro Warns World Leaders Against Softening Toward Washington

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Raul Castro has warned that the US "enemy will never stop being aggressive, dominant and treacherous" on the 50th anniversary of Cuba's Comm...

Cuba Sanctions Likely To Ease

Wall Street Journal | EVAN PEREZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MIAMI -- The election of Barack Obama opens the door for the U.S. to relax sanctions against Cuba for the first time in more than a decade. Mr. Oba...

New Jersey Senator Menendez Rallies Miami Republicans for Obama; Florida Pols Avoid Bush

John Hood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Hood

"Traditionally Republican Latinos in Florida are moving in Barack's direction," said Menendez. "Earlier today we were at a senior citizen's center, hard core conservatives, yet overwhelmingly there was support for Obama."